Stravinsky, take 1

The first performance of the Symphony of Psalms is under our belt. It’s strange to perform just a part of a concert; we go on after the Duteilleux Symphony and before the intermission for our twenty-five minutes of condensed, cubistic/romantic Latin psalms. I have no idea yet how any of the other parts of the concert sound. I do know that if the orchestra is a tenth as impassioned and precise in the other works as they are in the Stravinsky, it is a heck of a show.